Wednesday, September 05, 2007

still knitting!

So- there has been knitting! I've participated in an Icelandic knitalong/knitting group Garnaflækja ,and we've had a few mystery knitalongs, which has been great fun! This last time, we made this teacosy, designed by Kristin Nicholas (she has a great blog, by the way!)

My teacosy is still not felted, it is BIG! So I really hope it will shrink a great deal. There will be photos... The teapot is average in size, my favourite cup is large. Just for comparizon.

I've also made a poncho-which I haven't even blocked yet-it is so warm and comfortable, and even doubles as a bedjacket-LOL! The pattern is Arrowhead Poncho, heavy yarn (Gjestal Cortina, 100%wool, 12st=10cm, 50g=55m, knitted on needles 7mm) Going from knitting socks on needles 2mm/2.5mm to this poncho on 7mm...it felt strange! And it is pretty hard on the hands too, but it is fun to do different things. But my next project will certainly be the Septembersocks from Sockamania! Maybe I should finish the MS3 first though...there is only one clue left... The boys went off to school with the boat today. The 15yearold has a project with half his class, and they were using boats today, and were supposed to go fishing too. He loves to fish, but is not too keen on eating it! The weather is okay, it was rather windy though, but it is getting better, so I hope they get a terrific day. Hubby called to check if he had taken the boat- the weather lately has been rather bad, rainy, windy and cold (not above 10C-or 50F). So it wasn't until yeaterday we got the boat out. He did however have a great time driving the boat last night- and boy was he happy!
Lady Gray is left with two kittens, Molly the little grey, and Tiger the stripey one. I think. Names change every day...they don't seem to be able to decide, and I'm not able to stay updated-LOL!

That will be all for now. Have a great day!

16 comments:

Gudrun Johnston said...

That poncho looks very comfy....one of the first things I made was a poncho which I wore to death!.....love knitting and felting too....hope the tea cosy works!

Sigga Sif said...

Wow, that tea cosy looks positively huge! I like the design and your colors.

Janice said...

That tea cozy is going to be fun! I can't wait to see it felted! And I love the poncho. Have to add one on my list of 'somedays...' I wish I could have a kitty... Too bad kids are ultra allergic.

Judy said...

LOve that "tiny" tea cosy, hope it shrinks lots when you felt it,
Lady Gray looks the ultimate mom, she is a beauty!
Your poncho looks great. Are you going to model it after blocking?
Have a great week.
Judy

Pura said...

Hello Marit,
You live in a very beautiful place!!...lovely pic of your cat and her babys... and nice blog too.
Although your tea cozy is big it has lovely colors in and you can always change your tea-pot to a bigger one ;))
Have a nice day.

Ninne said...

Så stilig og original tevarmer, da! Den blir god å ha til kalde høstkvelder med strikketøyet! Tusen takk for kjempehyggelig kommentar på bloggen min!

Ninne said...

Åååh jeg glemte å si hvor flott ponchoen din er blitt! Sånn har jeg hatt lyst til å strikke lenge, men jeg har så mange lyster og prosjekter, så foreløpig bare sikler jge på den. Nydelig ble den!

Farmors said...

Er redd du må kjøpe deg ny tekanne ! Dette blir spennende.
Skjønne katter du har !

eva said...

I love that poncho! I feel here cold enough to dream about it :)
AND what I like here best, the view from your window is breathtaking!!!!!! I`ll come back often and daydream being there with you. I`ll take my needles with me too :)

Britt-Arnhild said...

I love fishing, I love preparing the fish and I love to eat it :-)

You do such lovely knitting. I used to knit all the time, but not any more. Right now I have a couple of projects going though, I am knitting a plain black shawl to use with my bunad (May 17 is always cold) and I am crocketing a blue and green blanket for the Blue Garden.

Tracy said...

LOVE that tea cozy!! Being a big tea drinker and love--I so appreciate a good tea cozy. Your poncho is terrific--great color, like being wrapped up in hot chocolate! What a great view...And love sweet kitties--the mamma has such green eyes! Happy Weekend to you ((HUGS))

Rani said...

I want one! A kitten, that is. Love all the pictures!

Hilde C. said...

Så flotte ting du har laget - flettemønsteret på ponchoen var bare lekker :-)

Dr. B. said...

Your knitted items are great, but I have to say those kittens are SO adorable!!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I really appreciate it.

Min said...

Oh...have you felted the teacosy yet? I keep looking at felted projects but then lack the courage to give them a go.

I love all the pictures of the landscapes around you - I always hanker to be in europe when I see them.

Bjørg said...

Gjett om dei blei mette, ja. Og vi hadde restar i mange dagar etterpå. Likte ponchoen din, og skjerfet i posten under. Kjekt å bli ferdig med ufo'ar.